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Old 05-21-2014, 10:13 PM
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Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

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Nokian calls its Rotiiva and WRG3 tires "all-weather," rather than all-season because the Rotiiva and WRG3 are acceptable in states and provinces that require winter tires. All-season tires, which generally are designed to go through no more than two inches or five cm of snow, are unacceptable in those jurisdictions in winter. (I may be skating on this ice here, but I think that I've go the facts right.)
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Skating on thin ICE? Nope, you did get the facts correct.

With regards to the WR G3, they are technical an all season tire. However, because they use compounds that are designed to give the maximum grip based on the tires purpose, Nokian now calls everything all weather. This was explained to me by them a couple of months ago. Very few tires that are labeled all season have the mountain flake symbol indicating usage for winter conditions. The symbol also indicates that the tire is perfectly fine in jurisdictions that except it. Within some jurisdictions that except the symbol will still require on certain roads chains or studded tires depending on conditions. The Nokian Rotiva is an all season on/off road all terrain tire that additional has the mountain flake symbol giving that all weather status. Here is a link on other members opinions about the WR series: New tire

Goodyear tires for SUV's also uses the same label principles that Nokian does. The Silent Amror was labeled with the Mountain Flake for all weather as well.

Today, it is all about marketing and we as the consumer have to read between the lines.

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Re: Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

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In your opinion, is the winter performance of these tires on par with dedicated winter tires?
Greetings,

In terms of ice conditions, IMHO, they did better than other AT type tires I had in the past. Their were a few times this past winter that I had slow down quickly on ice sports and the GC braked with traction and in control. The Rotiva is softer than the GY Duratrac's. Then again, the Duratrac is for tougher conditions and load than the Rotiva for off trail usage.

Between having Goodyear, Firestone and Michelin over the years for my 4x4's, I find Nokian's to be the best.

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